St Aubin is getting the attention it deserves as climate change pushes it center-stage.
It is beyond mere fashion that St Aubin now gathers just as much attention as its more celebrated neighbor,Chassagne Montrachet, to the south.
Warmer springs have enabled these cooler sights to set a crop a little earlier bringing the growing season and veraison into a warmer, sunnier and sweeter spot such that the 1er crus of the village with the best aspect, are the equal of the better known sites in Chassagen and even Puligny or Meursault.
It is well worth seeking out wines made by the best producers from these top premier crus of St Aubin.
Langoureau certainly qualifies.
"Langoureau has again fashioned some really lovely wines and given the reasonable price points for which they tend to sell, these [2020s] are wines to absolutely check out if by chance you are not familiar with them." - Allen Meadows, Burghound.
Sylvain has been directing this nine-hectare domaine since 1989 which is now farmed entirely organically. Together with his wife, Nathalie, they have quietly built the reputation of the domaine, producing wines from some of St Aubin’s top premier cru sites that will look familiar as they are similar to the holdings of Hubert Lamy, Marc Colin and Joseph Colin.
St. Aubin Derriere Chez Edouard 2020 - $50 per bottle
92 points Burghound: "Markedly pungent wood and reduction aromas render the nose tough to fairly evaluate. Otherwise, the succulent and beautifully textured flavors possess very fine concentration thanks to the abundant dry extract that stains the palate and buffers the lemon-tinged acidity shaping the impressively persistent, complex and balanced finale. This will need a few years so that the reduction can dissipate. Worth checking out."
St. Aubin Le Sentier Du Clou 2020 - $55 per bottle
92 points Burghound: "Ripe and very fresh aromas are composed by notes of citrus confit, green apple and suggestions of mineral reduction. The succulent, even opulent, medium weight flavors possess both good volume and punch that carries over to the dry, lemony and impressively long finish. This is also lovely and a wine that should amply repay mid-term cellaring. Worth considering."
St. Aubin En Remilly 2020 - $55 per bottle
92 points Burghound: "The hallmark citrus elements are overtly present on the vaguely exotic aromas of white peach, passion fruit, spice and pretty floral nuances. Here too the medium-bodied flavors are quite rich if a bit more vibrant on the concentrated and mouth coating finish that is supported by bright acidity. This will need a few years to develop better depth, but the potential appears to be present for that to happen."